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    $6,000.00

    Vigils by SASSOON Siegfried

    1934. First Edition . Signed. SASSOON, Siegfried. Vigils. [Bristol: Privately printed for Douglas Cleverdon], 1934. Small quarto, original half rust cloth, uncut. $6000.Signed limited first edition, number 143 of only 303 copies signed and numbered by Sassoon on the colophon, this copy one of 66 reserved presentation copies and additionally inscribed by Sassoon with his characteristic interlocked double-S initials to Lady Ottoline Morrell, influential member of the famed Bloomsbury group: ""O.M. from SS.""Recipient Lady Ottoline Morrell, described as a ""literary hostess"" (ODNB), was friend, muse, and patron to numerous writers and artists, among them Henry James, Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, and of course Siegfried Sassoon, who lived at the Morrell's Garsington Manor while recuperating from an injury. These 22 poems ""were engraved on copper by Charles Sigrist, and printed May, 1934. The frontispiece was designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden."" After production of this limited edition, the plates were destroyed. Best-known for his World War I-era poetry, Sassoon was a solitary individual who surprised his friends by marrying Hester Gatty in December 1933, shortly before this volume was published. Rupert Hart-Davis records that Sassoon ""longed for praise and recognition, but he was so instinctively reclusive, so unsure of his gifts and afraid of making a fool of himself, that he preferred his poems to appear first in small and expensive limited editions"" (Sassoon, Diaries 1915-1918, 10). Keynes A39. Marginal pencil emendation to one poem.Near-fine condition. An excellent association copy of this scarce Sassoon limited edition.


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    $300.00

    The Sky Changes by SORRENTINO, GILBERT

    New York: Hill and Wang, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good in original grey cloth and very good pictorial dust jacket, lightly chipped at edges with a few closed tears, tape repair to interior of jacket.. Octavo. 5.5 x 8.25 in. 181 pp. Association copy. Inscribed to fellow Black Mountain College Jonathan Williams on front free endpaper.


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    $100.00

    Child Yank: Over the Rainbow --1918 by Warren J. Brown

    Largo, Florida: Aero-Medical Consultants, Inc, 1977. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. A very nice Association copy: WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE SUBJECT OF THE BOOK , COL. JOE "CHILD YANK" BOUDWIN, AND ALSO BY THE AUTHOR, WARREN J. BROWN, TO DON EASTWOOD, "AIR SHOW ANNOUNCER" AND RENOWNED WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT IN HIS OWN RIGHT. A solid copy to boot of the 1977 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with light creasing alog the outer hinges) in its pictorial wrappers. Octavo, 286 pgs. plus bibliography and index. Signed by Author(s).


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    $250.00

    KITAJ - Association Copy by FRIEDLANDER, LEE

    San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in original pictorial boards and just about fine translucent unprinted dust jacket, with a small tear to the upper front cover.. Oblong quarto. 9.75 x 9.75 in. 115 pp. Fully illustrated with ninety-four black-and-white reproductions of photographs. Association copy. Inscribed by Kitaj to Jonathan Williams ("Long Jon") on the title page.


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    $85.00

    Still Water: Prose Poems by Art Garfunkel

    Signed association copy. Stated First Edition, First Printing with 10-1 number line, Dutton, 1989. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, boards bright and without wear, in a fine dust jacket with price intact. Signed and inscribed by Art Garfunkel on free front end page: "Christopher Carter, Best To You. Art Garfunkel


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    $275.00

    Bird in the Bush: Obvious Essays by Rexroth, Kenneth

    New York: New Directions, 1959. First edition. 8vo, 246 pp, bound in blue cloth. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Donn Devita. Association copy, inscribed by Rexroth at the first blank in the year of publication to Charles Richards: "Happy Birthday Dear Charles. Kenneth Oct '59." A good association - Charles Richards and and his wife Janet were friends of Rexroth, and an important part of the California jazz scene. Janet chronicled some of this milieu in her underappreciated memoir Common Soldiers. This collection includes Rexroth's essay "Some Thoughts on Jazz as Music, as Revolt, as Mystique." Near fine, with some light fading to extremities of cloth, a couple small stains, and a touch of dustiness to the edges of the text block, in a very good dust jacket lightly chipped and nicked at extremities with a couple small closed tears.


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    $11,000.00

    "A Visit From St. Nicholas" - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore by CLEMENT C. MOORE

    "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there…" A legendarily scarce volume with a distinguished provenance. CLEMENT C. MOORE. Signed book, Poems . New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. First edition, including A Visit from St. Nicholas , better known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas . Inscribed by Moore on the half-title page to Janet Drake de Kay: "Mrs. De Kay with the respects of the author, Mar. 1846." Original brown boards, recent rebacked spine and paper spine label; minor rubbing to the extremities. With Janet's daughter Helen de Kay's ownership signature on the front endpaper above her husband Richard Watson Gilder's library bookplate. Historical Background Janet Drake, through her distinguished poet-father Joseph Rodman Drake, gained admittance into the world of Knickerbocker writers such as Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, and Clement Moore. In 1833, Janet married Commodore George Coleman de Kay, perhaps best remembered for securing congressional support to take a government frigate to Ireland with famine relief supplies. Moore presented Janet with this copy of Poems in March 1846, around the time of the birth of her daughter Helena de Kay, who later penned her ownership signature in the volume. Helena became an accomplished artist and occasional model, and the unrequited love of the painter Winslow Homer. Helena helped found the Society of American Artists. She married Richard Watson Gilder, the editor of Century Magazine, whose library bookplate appears below Helena's signature. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas was first published in the Troy Sentinel newspaper on December 23, 1823. Moore's authorship was first noted in 1837, in The New York Book of Poetry , edited by Charles Fenno Hoffman. Many years later, descendants of Henry Livingston, Jr. mistakenly convinced themselves that he was the author. As their case was disproven time and again, the family narrative kept evolving. In 2000, the Livingstonian arguments were marshaled by Professor Don Foster in a widely publicized book, Author Unknown . We are proud to have played a role in exposing many of Foster's counter-factual arguments, and uncovering previously unpublished Moore writings, in the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York, that fully support Moore's authorship. Seth Kaller's essay, The Moore Things Change , was published in the Winter 2004 issue of the New-York Journal of American History. Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) was the son of Benjamin Moore, the second Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York and President of King's College. Clement Moore graduated from Columbia University in 1798. The Moore family owned extensive lands in the Chelsea neighborhood, on the Hudson, and it was Clement's gift of some 60 acres of land in 1819 which made possible the establishment of the General Theological Seminary, where he himself taught Oriental languages, Biblical learning, and scripture interpretation from 1821 to 1850. An eminent lay theologian and scholar, Moore was the author of A Compendious Lexicon of the Hebrew Language , the first such work published in America. Moore lived not far from the new seminary (on present-day 23rd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).


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    $125.00

    Wildlife (Inscribed to Seth Morgan) by Ford, Richard

    Warmli INSCRIBED by Ford to Seth (Morgan), the author of HOMEBOY.  Near fine (foxing on top edge) in Fine dust jacket.  A SUPERB Association Copy.  Please see photos.


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    $5,800.00

    L'Homme Révolté [The Rebel] by CAMUS, ALBERT

    Paris: Gallimard, 1952. First edition. Original wrappers. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION. AN OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATION COPY: INSCRIBED BY CAMUS TO JEAN PAULHAN, FRENCH CRITIC AND PUBLISHER INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING CAMUS'S WORKS PUBLISHED. Inscribed on the half-title: "a Jean Paulhan / bien amicalement / Albert Camus". The Rebel, more than nine years in the making, "was initially conceived to be a philosophical exploration of what Camus viewed as the 'first value of the human race' -- rebellion or revolt, the individual saying no to some condition of existence. "Even before the publication of The Myth of Sisyphus in 1942, Camus had planned to write a full essay on revolt as part of a second 'cycle' of his body of work. But as he jotted notes and fragments over the years, the experiences of war, and of the Resistance in particular, expanded his thinking toward the collective dimensions of rebellion, of what happens when people stand together and say no. The Plague was the novelized version; The Rebel was to be its companion essay" (Carroll, Brave Genius). An important association copy: As writer, critic, and publisher, Jean Paulhan was one of the leading French intellectuals of the mid-20th century. As the director of Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF), he was instrumental in getting Camus's works published. Specifically, Paulhan was an early champion of Camus's L'Etranger; after reading an early copy of the text, he gave it his highest rating and used his influence to convince Gallimard to publish it. (Olivier Todd, Albert Camus). First edition, "service de presse" copy. Paris: Gallimard, 1951. Octavo, original wrappers; glassine; housed in beautiful custom slipcase and chemise by Alix. Minor crease on early pages. a few spots of foxing to wrappers. A beautiful copy with an important association.


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    $6,200.00

    Moments Preserved by PENN Irving

    1960. First Edition . Signed. PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1960). Large quarto, original beige cloth, original dust jacket, original pictorial slipcase. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6200.First edition of Penn’s first book, an especially scarce presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by him to the noted Swedish art critic and author who would become a longtime correspondent, ""For Ulf Hard af Segerstad, With all good wishes, Irving Penn, New York 1962."" Accompanying the book is Penn's autograph note, penned and signed by him on a card printed with his New York address: ""Oct. 1, 1962. Dr. Mr. Ulf Hard af Segerstad, I have just recently been looking at clippings of various reviews of my late book Moments Preserved [underlining in original]. My wife, who is Swedish, translated your review for me with great care. I don't wish to embarrass you, but I would like you to know that it was the only review written on either side of the Atlantic which understood my aim, and was generous enough to say that it had been in some measure achieved. With many thanks and good wishes, Sincerely yours, Irving Penn.""This very scarce presentation/association copy of Moments Preserved, Penn's groundbreaking first publication, is warmly inscribed by him to the noted Scandinavian art critic and author, Dr. Ulf Hard af Segerstad, who became a longtime friend and correspondent with the photographer, and would co-author a volume in tribute to Penn's wife, the renowned Swedish-born model, titled, Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn (1996). This memorable copy of Moments Preserved also includes a laid-in autograph note, penned and signed by Penn on the recto and verso of a card printed with his New York address. Dated October 1, 1962, Penn's signed autograph note likely signals the beginning of the friendship between the two men, with Penn clearly indicating his appreciation for Segerstad's review of Moments Preserved and affectionately mentioning his wife, Lise Fonssagrives-Penn, who translated Segerstad's review for Penn. Lise Fonssagrives-Penn, who married the photographer in 1950, remains heralded as ""one of the most elegant women ever to wear a dress. She was at the height of her career in 1949 when Time put her on its cover… She was also the apple of Irving Penn's eye"" (Vogue). To Alexander Liberman of Conde Nast Publications, publisher of Vogue, ""the Penns represented 'an extraordinary relationship between a photographer and a model. She was the inspiration and subject of some of Penn's greatest photographs'"" (New York Times). This wonderful inscribed first edition highlights not only Penn's appreciation for Segerstad's review, but also signals an important connection between the photographer, his wife, and Segerstad. Penn, one of his era's most accomplished photographers and a major contributor to Vogue, has been lauded for his ""imagery of extreme elegance"" (Blodgett, 101). ""An overview of an astonishingly busy career… Moments Preserved gathers Penn's vast variety of enthusiasms… Penn reinvented the classic daylight studio portrait for a more casual time, undercutting its formality but heightening its potential as a revealing performance"" (Roth, 158). Segerstad's own publications include: Scandinavian Design, Modern Finnish Design, and Modern Scandinavian Furniture. With an introduction by Alexander Liberman. A fine inscribed copy and laid-in signed autograph note.


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    $150.00

    Beating the odds : A History of the Mannix Family in Business by Mercer, Sharon Christine

    Calgary, Alberta: Loram Corporation, 1998. = 565 pages, oblong 4to, indexed, heavily illustrated with historic and more recent photographs of Corporation assets and projects - contains contributions by and about Canadian Family history, Mannix Corporate History, Alberta Business History, Calgary Local History, Canadian Railroad / Railway History, Coal Mining in Canada, construction, engineering, oil and gas exploration, pipelining, railroad maintenance, - laid in is a form letter of appreciation to an Associate in the gas pipeline business on Lake Erie which is signed by two of the Mannix family, also laid in is a fine 5 inch brass bookmarker with the family initial - nice Corporate association copy - among the 10 richest families in Canada . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    $2,800.00

    Sander, Becher Exhibition Catalogue by SANDER August BECHER Bernd

    1980. First Edition . Signed. BECHER, Bernhard, BERND, Hilla and SANDER, August. August Sander, Fotografien von 1906-1945. Bernhard und Hilla Becher, Forografien von 1961-1980. Eine Ausstellung in der Ständigen Vertretung der Bundesrupublik Deutschland. (Köln: Rheinland-Verlag, 1980). Square quarto, original stiff photographic wrappers. $2800.First edition of this major exhibition catalogue, the first photobook to link in one volume the images of Sander, and of Bernhard and Hilla Becher, a scarce presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hilla Becher to leading photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson, “For Ralph, from Hilla,” with Gibson’s ownership stamp, featuring 60 handsome full-page duotones.Appearing on the ten-year anniversary of the photobook Anonyme Skulpturen (Anonymous Sculptures), this important exhibition catalogue brings together three giants of 20th-century photography— Bernhard Becher, Hilla Becher and Weimar portraitist August Sander. This is notably the first work to substantially link, in one volume, their seminal contribution to photography, and this copy is especially notable in its inscription by Hilla Becher to photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson, whose Lustrum Press was revolutionary in offering photographers such as Robert Frank “a market for the kind of highly personal photography books that regular publishers usually fear to touch” (New York Times). In this volume’s 60 full-page duotones are 30 plates representing the Bechers’ photography from 1961-1980— images in which “the seeds of European photography’s future were being sown” (Parr & Badger I:193). The outstanding 30 duotones of Sander’s work span 1906-1945, and feature some of his finest portraiture of Germany’s people between the wars, a project that was only partially complete with the appearance of his 1929 monograph Anlitz der Zeit (Face of Our Time)—“a crowning achievement of photography in this century” (New York Times). Essay by Klaus Honnef, preface by Günter Gaus. As issued without dust jacket. Text in German. See Roth, 52, 194; Parr & Badger I:124, 266; Open Book, 84, 258. Ownership stamp of Gibson; light marginalia.A fine presentation copy with a highly memorable association.


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    £220.00

    Birds Of The British Isles by Duncan, John

    Walter Scott, 1898. UNIQUE ASSOCIATION COPY. Limited Edition of 350 numbered copies of which this is No. 214. Published by Walter Scott. Hardback.Hand-written postcard from the author to the first owner of the book talking about the book. There is an inscription on the front pastedown and the blank endpaper of two previous owners of the book. Some browning of endpapers but all the text pages are nice and clean. The spine has broken but the book is still tight and complete. The green boards have some fraying on the corners and the spine ends. Some bumping of the corners. The gilt lettering and illustration are bright and there is no marks on the boards. Errata slip at rear. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.


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    $6,000.00

    L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms] by HEMINGWAY Ernest

    1948. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]. Paris: Gallimard, 1948. Small octavo (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches), original maroon paper boards, original dust jacket. $6000.Early French edition, presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hemingway to Professor Fraser Drew in reference to Drew's 1955 visit with Hemingway and a day spent discussing literature, ""For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway."" From Hemingway's own library.As a young teacher Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded with uncharacteristic kindness, signing a number of Drew's books. Hemingway then invited Drew to visit, and on April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize, they spent a long afternoon discussing literature, later recounted by Drew in his article ""Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia"" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98). At the end of Drew's visit Hemingway said ""Let's go up to the house and sign those books of yours."" Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and presented him with many others from his own collection. Hemingway's inscription in this early French edition of A Farewell to Arms makes particular reference to Drew's imminent departure at the end of his visit with Hemingway. This work is ""probably [Hemingway's] best… After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence"" (Connally 60). ""A Farewell to Arms was the novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters… the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway's novels"" (Mellow, 377-79). Preceded by the American edition, first issued in 1929, and the 1932 French edition. See Hanneman 8-A; D-70. From the library of Fraser Drew with his bookplate.A fine inscribed presentation copy with an especially memorable association.


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    $3,500.00

    Sahel, l'homme en detresse by SALGADO Sebastiao GIBSON Ralph

    1986. First Edition . Signed. SALGADO, Sebastião. Sahel. L’Homme en detresse [Sahel. Humanity in Despair]. [Paris]: Prisma Press Pour Médecins sans Frontièrs, (1986). Folio, original stiff photographic wrappers. $3500.First edition of Salgado’s profound photobook on famine in Africa, a rare association copy presented by Salgado to fellow photographer Ralph Gibson, who founded the maverick Lustrum Press, inscribed on the title page, “A Ralph Gibson, ces images de cette Afrique muertrie, amicalement. S. Salgado” [To Ralph Gibson, these images of this murderous death in Africa, with friendship], with over 95 compelling photogravures (many double-page).“Sebastião Salgado spent 15 months in the parched region south of the Sahara photographing starving refugees with a 35-mm. Leica.” The result of a 15-month collaboration with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and rejected for almost 20 years by American publishers who said “no one would buy the book because of the subject matter,” this is the scarce 1986 first edition of Sahel, with text in French. For Salgado’s deeply affecting images of “the effects of starvation sweeping across Africa” and his lifelong humanitarian work, the Brazilian-born photographer was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2001 (New York Times). Introduction by Jean LaCourture; text by Xavier Emmanuelli. Published only in wrappers. Tiny numbered label to rear wrapper. Text in French. Warmly inscribed to Ralph Gibson, renowned photographer and publisher of the groundbreaking Lustrum Press, which opened new avenues to photographers such as Robert Frank and Larry Clark that “helped to define a counterculture movement in photography” (Roth, 28).Interior fine, very lightest edge-wear to original wrappers, joints expertly reinforced. A striking copy with an exceptional provenance.


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    $7,500.00

    Annual Register of Indian Affairs by MCCOY Isaac

    1835. First Edition . Signed. MCCOY, Isaac. The Annual Register of Indian Affairs within the Indian (or Western) Territory. No. 1. Published by Isaac McCoy. Shawanoe Baptist Mission House, Ind. Ter. January 1, 1835. [Kansas Territory]: Shawanoe Mission, J. Meeker, Printer, 1835. Slim octavo, original printed tan stiff paper wrappers, stitched as issued, uncut; pp.48. Housed in custom windowed portfolio. $7500.First edition, association copy of the first work printed in English in the Kansas territory, Isaac McCoy’s self-published 1835 Annual Register of Indian Affairs championing Indian rights, from the library of Jacksonian Congressman Samuel Beardsley, inscribed on the front wrapper, “Hon. Saml. Beardsley, Washi—D.C.” (inscription partially trimmed), with prospectus printed on wrappers.Isaac McCoy was appointed a Baptist missionary to Indians and Illinois in 1817 and there formed “the idea of a permanent Indian country, west of Missouri.” An 1824 trip to Washington, D.C. to present his plan to Secretary of War Calhoun, “marked the shift in his career from a missionary to a political lobbyist… McCoy favored a policy of negotiation that respected the tribes’ right to ratify or to reject removal treaties, but he came to be convinced that removing the Indians from the lands east of the Mississippi was the only way to save them. McCoy’s proposal of an Indian state called for the consolidation of all the Indians in the West and the dissolution of the tribal organization… In 1828 he was also appointed to a commission to manage the removal of the Ottawa and the Miami to the West… [and] came to support Andrew Jackson’s removal policy, although he criticized its emphasis on removal rather than colonization… In May 1830, McCoy was commissioned to survey the boundaries of the domains assigned to the various Indian tribes” (ANB). In1833, McCoy’s son Jotham brought a printing press to his father’s Kansas mission and “in January 1835 McCoy issued from this press the first of four numbers of The Annual Register of Indian Affairs.” McCoy later traveled to Washington “several times to plead the Indians’ cause, reporting directly to government agencies” (Wagner-Camp 81). This rare first edition of his first publication on Indian Affairs was published to argue for the better treatment of Indians by presenting “correct historical sketches of the past, and information respecting their present condition,” in hopes “that it is not too late to rescue from ruin, the scattered remnants of this noble race of men.” This “first number” of four pamphlets was issued on a subscription basis. Although McCoy intended for a continuing series of pamphlets to be published, the series ended in 1848 with number four. This “first number was the first English book printed in Kansas” (Howes M67). Sabin 43110; Graff 2586-8; Wagner-Camp 38, 46a, 81. This association copy is inscribed on the front wrapper to Samuel Beardsley, who represented New York in the United States Congress (1831-36), served as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and and returned to Congress (1843-44) before his appointment to the New York Supreme Court (1844-47).Text generally fresh with light foxing, faint margin dampstaining, bit of loss to upper right corner of front wrapper, tape repairs to wrapper. An extremely good association copy of this rare work.


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    $244.95

    SCAVULLO PHOTOGRAPHS 1948-1984. by Byrnes, Stan M; editor; Scarvullo, Francesco

    NY: Harper & Row. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0060152303 . Signed 1st; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Orig. Cloth; slight edge wear, d/j. (occasionally scuffed). Photo plates. Inscribed to Marilyn (Brodsky) & signed by Scavullo on title page. Association copy. ; Signed by Editor .


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    $15,675.00

    Essai Sur Les Ouvrages Physico-Mathematiques de Leonard de Vinci, Avec Des Fragmens Tires de Ses Manuscrits, Apportes de L'Italie; Lu a la Premiere Classe de l'Institut National des Sciences et Arts by [Da Vinci, Leonardo; Lalande, J.J.]; Venturi J.-B. (Giovanni Battista)

    Paris: Chez Duprat, Libraire Pour ies Mathematiques, 1797. Rare First Edition. A COPY WITH ESPECIALLY FINE PROVENANCE. AN EXCELLENT ASSOCIATION COPY., J. JEROME LALANDE'S COPY with his autograph and various emendations throughout. Lalande, as director of the Paris Observatory, commended Venturi to General Napoleon Bonaparte as "one of the men most competent to bring renown to Italy and to build there useful waterworks and do good work in mathematics and physics," and praised his ability in the art of civil engineering and military architecture. Lalande's AUTOGRAPH and a brief MANUSRIPT notation in ink on the front pastedown, four additional ink marginal notations in his distinctive hand and a marginal pencil notation with small sketch likely in a different hand. With a folding leaf displaying 16 engraved illustrative plates. 4to, bound in the original, blue mottled paper-covered boards. 56 pp. The text is very fine and wonderfully preserved, the binding is solid and firm but the paper of the boards is expectedly worn and rubbed, the spine more so RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK, WE KNOW OF NO OTHER COPY AVAILABLE IN COMMERCE AND THERE ARE NO RECORDS OF PUBLIC SALES IN THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES. AN EXTRAORDINARY ASSOCIATION COPY, THE COPY HERE OFFERED BEING THAT OF THE IMPORTANT FRENCH SCIENTIST JOSEPH JEROME LALANDE WITH HIS AUTOGRAPH OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE AND AUTOGRAPH EMENDATIONS . Giovanni Battista Venturi's "Essais de Léonard de Vinci" is considered the beginning of modern Leonardo studies.  Venturi, who lived in Paris for much of his life, had access to the Leonardo Da Vinci manuscripts which had been moved by order of Napoleon, after his conquests in the Italian peninsula. Venturi was the first to call attention to the importance of Leonardo Da Vinci as a scientist, rather than simply as an artist. An important physicist himself, he was the discoverer of the Venturi effect, which was described in another paper of 1797. That paper is considered a foundational work of modern fluid mechanics. Monsieur Lalande's career began in earnest when Lemonnier obtained permission to send him to Berlin, to make observations on the lunar parallax in concert with those of Lacaille at the Cape of Good Hope. The successful execution of this task obtained for him, before he was twenty-one, admission to the Academy of Berlin, as well as his election as an adjunct astronomer to the French Academy of Sciences. He devoted himself to the improvement of the planetary theory, publishing in 1759 the corrected edition of Edmond Halley's tables, with a history of Halley's Comet whose return in that year he had helped Alexis Clairaut to calculate.] In 1762 Delisle resigned the chair of astronomy in the Collčge de France in Lalande's favour. The duties were discharged by Lalande for forty-six years. His house became an astronomical seminary, and amongst his pupils were Delambre, Giuseppe Piazzi, Pierre Méchain, and his own nephew Michel Lalande. By his publications in connection with the transit of Venus of 1769 he won great fame. In 1766, Lalande, with Helvetius, founded the "Les Sciences" lodge in Paris, and received its recognition from Grand Orient de France in 1772. In 1776, he changed its name to Les Neuf Soeurs, and arranged for Benjamin Franklin to be chosen as the first worshipful master. His investigations were conducted with diligence and Lalande's career was an eminent one. As a lecturer and writer he helped popularise astronomy. His planetary tables, into which he introduced corrections for mutual perturbations, were the best available up to the end of the 18th century. In 1801, he endowed the Lalande Prize, administered by the French Academy of Sciences, for advances in astronomy. Pierre-Antoine Véron, the young astronomer who for the first time in history determined the size of the Pacific Ocean from east to west, was Lalande's disciple.


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    $185.00

    The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada, 3 volume set by Francis Parkman

    Limited (1028/1200) 'Champlain Edition'; association copy. Near Fine HCs, no DJs. Green calico-grain cloth over boards with paper spine panel printed with red and black titles; top edge gilt; untrimmed fore edges; 2 color title page; laid paper; tissue-guarded frontispiece and interior plates. Bright, clean covers and spine but for very faint foxing-like shadows; spine cloth slightly faded; slightly bumped at cover top fore corners; paper label on spine age darkened but legible - new additional spine labels tipped in at rear end papers of each volume; tightly bound; bookplates on each front pastedown 'To | Ellsworth Bunker | with affecionate regards | from the American Red Cross Staff | December 31, 1956'; bright, clean interiors; many leaves unopened at fore edges - never been read. From the collection of Ellsworth Bunker (U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal, South Vietnam, Organization of American States; president of the American Red Cross; and twice recipient of U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom). 8vo, Paged 251, 272, 342 (865 total pp); index; illustrated. (Volumes 16, 17 + 18 of Parkman's Works).


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    $3,500.00

    The Circle Game by ATWOOD, MARGARET

    Toronto: Contact Press, 1966. White coloured wraps lettered in black with red spiral drawing on front cover and title page. This copy inscribed by Atwood to Canadian author Jane Rule and her partner " For Jane & Helen with much affection & thanks for listening Peggy A." Wraps darkened at edges with small stain on rear panel. With Rule's bookplate on the front endpaper. Nice association copy of Atwood's first regularly published book which won the GG award.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st Edition. Wraps. VG+. 8vo.


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    $100.00

    On The Other Hand [Inscribed to Kenneth & Miriam Patchen] by PACKARD, William

    Denver: Experiment Press, 1963. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive copy of Packard's play, which "takes palce on 3 successive evenings at an outstanding woman's college." Inscribed to Packard's long-time friend and collaborator Kenneth Patchen, whose collected poems he would review enthusiastically for The Times Book Review in 1968. Slim octavo (21cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; [viii],63pp. Inscribed on the first blank page: "for Kenneth & Miriam Patchen / with a great deal of affection & respect / Bill Packard." Mild toning and dusiness to wrapper extremities, else clean throughout; Very Good+ to Near Fine.


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    $2,500.00

    The Dainty Monsters by ONDAATJE, MICHAEL

    Toronto: Coach House, 1967. Brown cloth in decorative dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Douglas LePan, Canadian writer, teacher and diplomat. "For Douglas LePan in return for the borrowing of one of your lines for a title, with best wishes Michael Ondaatje Christmas 1967" Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is #164. Ondaatje's first book. A great association copy and a significant book of Canadian poetry. Near fine copy with no obvious flaws. . Inscribed by the Author. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.


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    How "Bigger" Was Born by Wright, Richard

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and darkened at edges, but sound. In cloth clamshell box. $5000 NET. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. With a wonderful inscription from Wright to his close personal friend, Abe Aaron: "To Abe, in memory of the Old John Reed Club days. Dick. 10/11/40 Brooklyn." Wright met Abe Aaron in 1930 in Chicago, where both were working in the Chicago Post Office, nicknamed "The university." Aaron helped introduce Wright to the circle of intellectuals and radicals in the area. In 1934, Aaron helped promote Wright's poems into publication, writing to his friend Jack Conroy, publisher of ANVIL: "Isn't he swell? And he is absolutely self-educated ... He also writes short stories. On that score he considers me as a kingpin compared to himself. He sees what luck I'm having. So he never submits ... " Conroy, impressed with Wright's work, published a poem in ANVIL and referred both Aaron and Wright to the John Reed Club. Named for the author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, a history of the communist revolution in Russia, the clubs were founded nationwide in 1931, lasting only until 1934. During his brief membership before the clubs were dissolved, Wright became an officer of the chapter. The disbanded groups of artists and intellectuals fed the ranks of the League of American Writers, of which Aaron and Wright became prominent members A wonderful association copy.


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    The Indian Background of Colonial Yucatan by Roys, Ralph Loveland (1879-1965)

    vii+244 pages with 6 maps (two folding), 23 figures and plates, appendix and index. Royal octavo (10" x6 3/4") issued in wrappers. From the library of Sidney Martin. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 548. 1st edition. The studies contained in this volume have been made with the purpose of providing a bacground for the history of the conquest of Yucatan and of the colonial period which followed. The events of the conquest can be explained only by taking into account the part played by the native population; and the same is true of the subsequent political and social development. The latter resulted in the gradual evolution of a Hispano-Indian civilization, in which not only the Indians but also the great majority of people of mixed blood speak Maya, not Spanish, in their home at the present time. An attempt is made here to draw a very general picture of Yucatecan Maya civilization as the Spaniards found it at the time of the conquest, since the archaeological remains indicate that this aspect of their culture differed some what from their earlier civilization. This survey is accompanied by a short bibliographical sketch of the principal sources for the ethnology and history of the Maya of Yucatan and their Neighbors. the cacique system discussed in these pages represented a policy in which the local government of the Indian pueblos by the natives themselves, although under Spanish supervision, was given a certain stability by maintaining the prestige, and thus securing the loyalty and cooperation of certain families which had already governed the people in pre-Spanish times. The Mani land treaty of 1557 presented in the appendix furnishes an illustration of the manner in which the colonial government solved the problem of transforming a collection of warring independent states into a single peaceful administrative unit. Paul Sidney Martin (1899-1974) was an accomplished archaeologist. He was elected a Fellow of the American anthropological Association in 1926 and served as Councillor to the Association form 1936 to 1938 and then as President of the Central States Branch from 1940-41. He served as President of the Society for American Archaeology, 1965-66. Condition: Edge wear, some damage to front heal corner, spine stained and ends chipped, tear at hinges, Paul Martin's signature on front wrapper else a good to very good association copy.. First Edition. Original Stiff Boards. Good to Very Good. Royal octavo.


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    VERY OLD BONES by KENNEDY, William

    (New York): Viking Press, (1992). First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 8vo. Quarter black cloth over dark gray boards, in original photographic dust jacket. Near fine in like DJ. ASSOCIATION COPY: INSCRIBED to the Irish-American poet Terence Winch at title page: "For Terry Winch, / in Washington / William Kennedy." Trace edgewear to jacket. Interior bright and clean throughout. Good and sound. 292pp. A charming inscription from one Irish-American poet to another, in this novel from the author of IRONWEED.


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